OL Learn

Imposition sheet size limitations

When trying to create an output preset with a imposition for VPS or PPML there is limitation of 11.69 x 16.53 for the output sheet size. I don’t see this when outputting to PDF.

The Generic VPS and Generic PPML Printer definitions have a default ‘maximum’ page size of 297mm wide by 420mm tall.

The Generic PDF, on the other hand, has the max height and width set to 200 inches.

I couldn’t comment on why this is the case, but if you’re feeling adventurous these files are simple XML files that can be modified in any text editor. You could consider making a copy and altering the values more to your liking.

You’ll find them here: %UserProfile%\Connect\workspace\configurations\PrinterDefinitionConfig

Below is a snippet of the Generic PPML definition. You’d simply change the maximumDimensions tag to the height and width of your choosing.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<printerDefinitionConfig xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" printerPDL="PPML" version="1.0.0.0" suppressTransparencySupport="false" dynamicPPDBased="false" schemaVersion="1.0.3.0" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.objectiflune.com/connectschemas/PrinterDefinitionConfig http://www.objectiflune.com/connectschemas/PrinterDefinitionConfig/1_0_3_0.xsd">
  <name>
    <name>Generic PPML</name>
    <names>
      <entry>
        <key>
          <displayNames>
            <entry>
              <key>
                <iso>eng</iso>
              </key>
              <value>USA</value>
            </entry>
          </displayNames>
          <iso>
            <iso>eng</iso>
          </iso>
        </key>
        <value>Generic PPML</value>
      </entry>
    </names>
  </name>
  <pluginId>0</pluginId>
  <capabilities speedPPM="100" speedMPS="100" printerType="NONE" nativeSlipSheetSupport="false" jog="false" plex="NONE" printerTech="NONE" resolution="300">
    <pluginId>0</pluginId>
    <maximumDimensions width="297mm" height="420mm"></maximumDimensions>
  </capabilities>